Course Descriptions

English, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

ENGL: English

ENGL 009 (3) Preparation for University Writing
Practice-based course in communication skills. Develops university-level skills in composition, critical analysis, grammar, and documentation. Can be taken to fulfill the prerequisite for UBC Okanagan first-year ENGL courses. Cannot be taken after successful completion of any first-year ENGL course. Cannot be counted for credit toward the B.A., B.A.Sc., B.Ed., B.F.A., B.H.K., B.Mgt., B.M.S., B.Sc., or B.S.N. degrees. Pass/Fail. [3-1-0]
ENGL 109 (6) Studies in Composition (Enhanced)
A two-semester practice-based course that gives learners an extended opportunity to develop university-level writing skills. Advances communication abilities in rhetoric, critical analysis, grammar, and documentation, with emphasis on research-based writing and academic literacy. Essays and exercises are required. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 109, ENGL 112 or ENGL 114.
ENGL 112 (3) Studies in Composition
Practice-based approach to writing at the university level. Emphasis is placed on the processes of research-based writing. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 112, ENGL 109, or ENGL 114.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html .
ENGL 113 (3) Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Non-fictional prose; focus on rhetorical analysis and critical evaluation of academic essays chosen from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Characteristics of the academic essay (strategies of argument, organization, style, incorporation of research, and documentation) and assessing essays in terms of persuasiveness, accuracy, fairness, and significance. Emphasis on processes of research-based writing. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html .
ENGL 114 (3) Studies in Composition: Aboriginal Perspectives
Practice-based approach to writing at the university level in relation to aboriginal perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the processes of research-based writing. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 114, ENGL 109, or ENGL 112.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html .
ENGL 150 (3) Introduction to Literary Genre
Introduction to literature focusing on genres such as poetry, drama, and fiction. Develops skills in interpretation of texts. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html .
ENGL 151 (3) Critical Studies in Literature
Ways of reading, interpreting, and writing about literature using selected critical approaches, such as formalist, feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytical. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html .
ENGL 153 (3) Readings in Narrative
Study of narrative forms such as life-writing, films, histories, myths, narrative poems, novels, short stories, and songs. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html .
ENGL 154 (3) Indigenous Narrative
Introduces students to Indigenous narrative forms, including textual and oral storytelling in anecdotes, life-writing, films, histories, narrative poems, novels, performances, and songs. At least 35% of class time is dedicated to instruction in university-level essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Student Services website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html.
ENGL 155 (3) Writing and Making Technology in the Humanities
Introduction to digital and technological cultures with a focus on humanities methods, drawing on a range of periods in technological development and critical approaches to studying technology. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in humanities criticism, prototyping, writing, and research.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Student Services website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html.
Equivalency: DIHU 155.
ENGL 156 (3) Environmental Literature
Introduction to literature and criticism on the environment. Develops skills in interpretation of texts. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; or d) an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Current Students website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html.
ENGL 200 (3) Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Addresses the construction of digital resources in the context of humanities research. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 200 or DIHU 200.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
Equivalency: DIHU 200.
ENGL 201 (6) Children's Literature and Publishing
Two terms. An interdisciplinary examination of the intersections of children's literature with print and online publishing, paying close attention to the social, historical, and cultural forces shaping assumptions about childhood and the production of literature for young readers across a range of historical periods. [1.5-1.5-0; 1.5-1.5-0]
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 203 (3/6) d Topics in Composition
Examination of published research on a special topic with emphasis on rhetorical features and social contexts. Students will produce a final project that demonstrates their ability to reason, develop ideas, organize, write in an effective style, incorporate research, and revise their work.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 212 (3) Children's Literature
Historical survey of literature written for and about children, in genres such as poems, short stories, fairy tales, novels, and treatises, covering a full range of modes from didactic to realistic to fantasy. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 213 (3) British Literature, 1900 to the present
Major trends in modern and contemporary British literature. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 215 (3) Reading Screens
Film and other screen-based media as narrative, with a focus on both formal and ideological elements. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 215 or CULT 210.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
Equivalency: CULT 210.
ENGL 220 (3) Foundations: Literature in Historical Context 1
Poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction prose to the eighteenth century, with attention to the importance of history and changes in form for literary analysis.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 221 (3) Foundations: Literature in Historical Context 2
Poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction prose from the eighteenth century to the present, with attention to the importance of history and changes in form for literary analysis.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 222 (3) Literature in Canada
Canadian poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose, and drama. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 224 (3) Foundations: Reading Across Borders
Critical intercultural reading approaches, focusing on literature and film from the global South. Emphasis upon ideas of culture, difference, and the relations between reader and text. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 224 or CULT 230.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
Equivalency: CULT 230.
ENGL 226 (3) Drama
Plays from different genres, historical periods, nations, and cultures. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 231 (3/9) d Introduction to Popular Narrative
One or more popular literary genres, such as detective fiction, science fiction, romance, gothic fiction, horror fiction, and fantasy, with a focus on narrative methods, fictional techniques and the relationship between socio-political formations and genre. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 232 (3) Reading Popular Culture
Critical analysis of contemporary popular culture forms such as architecture, video games, television, and popular fiction and cultural practices such as consumerism, participation in subcultures and social networking, from within the context of modernity. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 232 or CULT 270.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
Equivalency: CULT 270.
ENGL 233 (3) American Literature
Major figures and themes in American literature, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 234 (3) Foundations: Indigenous Literature
Survey of Indigenous-authored poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction prose, and orature in North America, with attention to Indigenous methodologies and major critical trends. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 234 or CULT 250.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
Equivalency: CULT 250.
ENGL 250 (3) Foundations: Interdisciplinary Theory and Method in Literary Research
Major trends in critical theory, with attention to the applications of theory in literary research. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 250 or CULT 275.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
Equivalency: CULT 275.
ENGL 270 (3) Topics in Women's Literature
Women's representations in and contributions to the literary tradition through their writing in historical, national, cultural, political and/or regional contexts. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research. Students can elect to transfer this course as English or Women's Studies credit.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 294 (3/6) d Interdisciplinarity and English Literature
The practices of literary interpretation through interdisciplinary perspectives, from areas such as medicine, science, psychology and the visual arts. This course may involve cross-discipline pedagogies, cross-cultural approaches, experiential learning, and/or undergraduate research opportunities. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 297 (3) Reading Animals
Representations of animals in contemporary culture. At least 35% of class time involves practice-based instruction in critical analysis, essay writing and research.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156.
ENGL 304 (3) Advanced Composition
Special emphasis on rhetoric, with a focus on audience, authorial voice, and range of style.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 305 (3) The Self-Conscious Text
Addresses computational methods for student-led humanities research, including visualizing, mapping, and encoding. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 305 or DIHU 301.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
Equivalency: DIHU 301.
ENGL 306 (3) The Programmed World
Working in the context of fine arts and humanities research, students study and apply programming principles in physical and virtual environments. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 306 or DIHU 302.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
Equivalency: DIHU 302.
ENGL 309 (3/6) d Modern Critical Theory and Interdisciplinary Methods
Advanced survey of major trends within critical theory, with attention to issues such as subjectivity and power, the body, culture and imperialism, and social discourse. Recommended for all English Majors. No more than 6 credits in total will be granted for ENGL 309, CULT 371 or any combination thereof.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 371.
ENGL 315 (3/9) d Studies in Backgrounds to 16th-Century Literature
Backgrounds to sixteenth-century literature. Consideration will be given to a range of literary, political, philosophical, religious, and social topics.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 316 (3/9) d Studies in Backgrounds to 17th-Century Literature
Backgrounds to seventeenth-century literature. Consideration will be given to a range of literary, political, philosophical, religious, and social topics.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 319 (3/9) d Studies in Romanticism
Consideration will be given to Romantic-era literature and culture, including a range of literary, political, philosophical, and social topics.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 327 (3/6) d Canadian Poetry
One or more major themes and/or movements in Canadian poetry.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 330 (3/9) d Regionalism in Canadian Literature
Canadian literature in a variety of genres from a particular region.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 333 (3/6) d Canadian Fiction
One or more major themes and/or movements in Canadian fiction.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 334 (3) American Literature prior to the Civil War
The emergent literature of the American republic as it develops through the expansionist and industrial phases of the early 19th century.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 336 (3/9) d Studies in Backgrounds to American Literature
Backgrounds to American literature. Consideration will be given to a range of literary, political, religious, and social topics.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 337 (3) American Literature between the Wars
Major movements and writers.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: One of ENGL 221 or ENGL 233.
ENGL 338 (3) American Literature after World War II
A continuation of ENGL 337
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: One of ENGL 221 or ENGL 233.
ENGL 339 (3) American Literature from the Civil War to WWI
The movement from the literature of the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era, paying close attention to the cultural work done by realism and naturalism.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: One of ENGL 221 or ENGL 233.
ENGL 340 (3) Introduction to Old English
Old English vocabulary, grammar, and translation, with readings in poetry and prose.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 341 (3) Globalization, Literature, and Culture
Postcolonial approach to cultural globalization, including neo-imperialism, transnationalism, and global identities in relation to literature, film, and other forms of cultural production. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 341 or CULT 341.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 341.
ENGL 342 (3) Auto/Biography Survey
Histories and genres of auto/biography. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 342 and CULT 375.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 375.
ENGL 344 (3/9) d Topics in Medieval Studies
Addresses a range of topics in medieval texts, from genres in medieval literature (such as lyric poetry, romance, and fabliaux) to topics dealing with cultural issues.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 345 (3/9) d Studies in Backgrounds to International Literature in English
Backgrounds to international literature in English. Consideration will be given to a range of literary, political, religious, and social topics.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 346 (3) Introduction to Middle English
An introduction to Middle English language and a survey of major genres and authors in Middle English literature.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 347 (3/9) d 16th-Century Studies
Examines sixteenth-century works using a thematic focus across a range of authors, forms, and genres.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 349 (3/9) d 17th-Century Literature
Study of how literary works reflect and respond to social, political, and religious change in the context of revolution. Popular and polemical works, including advice literature, polemical pamphlets, or political tracts, will inform critical debates on gender, religion, and/or liberty. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 350 (3/9) d 16th- and 17th-Century Studies
Examines sixteenth and seventeenth century works across a range of authors, forms, and genres with a thematic focus.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 351 (3) 16th- and 17th-Century Drama
English drama from the reign of Henry VIII to the closing of the theatres in 1642; emphasis on Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 352 (3) Shakespeare: Earlier Works
Examines Shakespeare's works before 1599.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 353 (3) Shakespeare: Later Works
Examines Shakespeare's works after 1599.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 355 (3/9) d Studies in Backgrounds to Literature: Special Topics
Specific movements, themes, and systems of thought. Consideration will be given to a range of literary, political, religious, and social topics.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 357 (3) Restoration Drama and Culture
Examines the religious, social, and political crises of the Restoration period, 1660-1700, and innovations in dramatic form and style on the page and stage.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 358 (3) Eighteenth-Century Drama and Censorship
Examines drama in the decades before and after the Licensing Act of 1737.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 364 (3/9) d 19th-Century Studies
Examines 19th-century literary works across a range of authors, forms, and genres with a thematic focus. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 365 (3/9) d Major Authors of the 19th Century
The works of no more than three significant authors will be examined. Specific topics will be announced.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 370 (3) Interdisciplinary Theory and Literature Studies: Feminism, Gender, Sexuality
The intersections of literary practices with feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, paying close attention to the constructions of gender and sexuality, their analysis and critique.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 374 (3/9) d British Literature in the Age of Enlightenment
Examines literary engagements, 1660-1832, with a variety of topics relevant to the advent of modernity. With different topics, this course may be taken more than once for credit.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 375 (3) Modernism and the British Novel
20th-century developments in the novel up to World War II.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 376 (3) Television Studies
The medium of television from a global perspective, and the investigation of how genres in different television broadcast regimes shape content and reception. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 376 or CULT 315.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: ENGL 215.
Equivalency: CULT 315.
ENGL 377 (3) English-Canadian Screen Culture
Development of English-Canadian screen culture studied by concentrating on various movements, the political economy of Anglo-Canadian screen culture, and televisual and cinematic forms and genres. Focus of the survey is on identity, nationhood, and representation. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 377 or CULT 305.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: ENGL 215.
Equivalency: CULT 305.
ENGL 378 (3) Documentary and Docudrama
Investigation of reality effect of film by tracing its origins in the dramatic genres of melodrama, realism, and naturalism into filmic genres of documentary and docudrama. Surveys modern and postmodern examples of these genres. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 378 or CULT 300.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: ENGL 215.
Equivalency: CULT 300.
ENGL 379 (3) Colonialism and Decolonization
Comparative analysis of the cultural project of European colonialism, including colonial discourse, resistance, and decolonization in Africa, the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, and North America. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 379 or CULT 340. ENGL 224 and/or ENGL 250 recommended.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156. And third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 340.
ENGL 383 (3) Contemporary British Novel
The novel from World War II to the present.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 384 (3) Human Rights, Literature, and Culture
Critical analysis of representational practices within humanitarian and human rights discourses, including literature, life writing, film, journalism, and marketing. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 384 or CULT 346. ENGL 250 and/or ENGL 379 recommended.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156. And third-year standing.
Equivalency: CULT 346.
ENGL 385 (3) Settler Studies, Literature, and Culture
Approaches to the interdisciplinary field of settler colonial studies in Canadian and comparative contexts in relation to literature, film, and other forms of cultural production. Examines the role of representation, narrative, and discourse in settlement, colonization, and decolonization. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 385 or CULT 351.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: ENGL 234.
Equivalency: CULT 351.
ENGL 386 (3) Studies in Transatlantic Modernism
Major figures and trends in twentieth-century Modernism before WWII.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 387 (3) Indigenous Literature: Intellectual Traditions
Approaches to Indigenous literary and cultural studies in North America. Consideration will be given to a range of literary movements, intellectual traditions, and critical approaches. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 387 or CULT 350.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing. Recommended: ENGL 234.
Equivalency: CULT 350.
ENGL 388 (3/6) d Beyond Anthropocentrism
Focuses on a specific aspect of the representation of animals in contemporary culture, such as intersections of species difference with gender/race, or representation of a particular species/genus. It combines detailed cultural analysis with theoretical and philosophical reflection on the relationship between the categories human and animal.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 392 (3) History of English Language I
History of the English language from its Indo-European beginnings through Old English (ca. 500-1100 C.E.). Emphasis placed on the pronunciation of words, changes in meaning and form, and sentence structure. Consideration given to social-historical/cultural factors that contribute to linguistic change.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 393 (3) History of English Language II
History of the English language from Middle English to Early Modern and present-day English. Emphasis on changes/diversity in pronunciation, meaning/form changes, and sentence structure. Social-historical/cultural factors contributing to linguistic change; other varieties of English, such as Canadian English, Pidgins, Creoles; post-colonial uses of English.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 394 (3/6) d Interdisciplinary Studies in English Literature
Addresses English literature through interdisciplinary perspectives and practices, ranging from performance, to visual arts, to creative writing and comparative literature. This course may involve cross-discipline pedagogies, experiential learning, community-based learning and/or undergraduate research opportunities.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 395 (3/9) d Popular Literature
An examination of one or more genres, writers, forms, themes, or major trends in popular literature. May not be taken for credit toward the English major, minor, honours or combined major.
Prerequisite: One of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156, APSC 176 and third-year standing.
ENGL 397 (3) Contemporary Environmental Writing
An introduction to the theory and practice of ecocriticism alongside exploration of a specific aspect of contemporary environmental writing.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 109, ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153, ENGL 154, ENGL 155, ENGL 156 and third-year standing.
ENGL 410 (3/9) d Approaches to 16th-Century Literature: Special Topics
Advanced topics in sixteenth-century literature and culture. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 412 (3/9) d Interdisciplinary Studies in Critical Theory
Advanced study of a particular area within critical theory. Topics may include queer theory, critical animal studies, ethics, post-humanism, nationalism. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for ENGL 412, CULT 470 or any combination thereof. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 416 (3/12) d Studies in 16th- and 17th-Century Literature: Special Topics
Advanced topics in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and culture. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level English.
ENGL 419 (3/9) d Topics in Romanticism
Advanced examination of Romantic-era culture and literature. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 423 (3/9) d Approaches to 17th-Century Literature: Special Topics
Advanced topics in seventeenth-century literature and culture. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 427 (3) Chaucer's Earlier Poetry
A detailed study of Chaucer's early works including The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Chrisyde, and The Legend of Good Women. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 428 (3) Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
A detailed study of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 429 (3/12) d Topics in Middle English Literature
Special topics which may focus on specific genres, authors, or themes. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 430 (3) Feminist Forerunners: Early Modern Women's Literature and Contemporary Theory
Advanced study of feminist social and political thought, investigating the relationship between early modern women's writing and contemporary theory. Areas of inquiry include the politics of literary and theoretical canons, the representation of female subjectivity, sexuality, race, and class, and the responses of women and women writers to restrictive cultural and behavioural codes.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
ENGL 432 (3/9) d Major Authors of the 18th Century
The works of no more than three significant authors will be examined. Specific topics will be announced. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 433 (3) English Novel in the 18th Century
Prose narrative from John Bunyan to Jane Austen. Study of the conventions of romance and realism, the rise of the professional author, and the culture wars staged in and around the novel. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 434 (3) Special Topics in 18th-Century Literature
Special topics may address one or more of the following: individual genres, forms, themes, major trends in eighteenth-century writing, or select groups of writers during the period between 1660 and 1800. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 435 (3/9) d African Studies
An examination of African literature and other forms of cultural production using a post-colonial approach. Topics vary from year to year. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for ENGL 435, CULT 435, or any combination thereof. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 435.
ENGL 437 (3-9) d Postcolonial Studies
Examines colonialism, decolonization, and globalization, as they relate to literature and other modes of cultural production, using a cross-cultural framework. Topics vary from year to year. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for ENGL 437, CULT 437, or any combination thereof. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 437.
ENGL 443 (3) Studies in 18th-Century Women's Writing
Examines women's writing from the Restoration to the late eighteenth-century across a variety of forms and genres. 3-0-0
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 445 (3) The Victorian Novel
Developments in the novel from Dickens to Thomas Hardy.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 451 (3) Postcolonialism and British Literature
Major figures and trends in British literature after World War II. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 455 (3) Reading Gothic Film
The gothic/horror film as a genre that provides insight into cultural narratives regarding gender, sexuality, race, and class. Films may be approached from a number of critical perspectives, including psychoanalytic, feminist, and cultural theories. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 455 or CULT 405. [3-0-3]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 405.
ENGL 456 (3/9) d Topics in Auto/Biography
Study of a particular topic in or genre of auto/biographical discourse. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 456 or CULT 475. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 475.
ENGL 457 (3) Posthumanism and Critical Animal Studies
Contemporary theories in the field of critical animal studies via ecofeminism, literary studies, philosophy and history with the aim of considering the interconnectedness of speciesism, racism and sexism. Particular attention will be paid to ecofeminism and the "ethics of care" in regards to the treatment of animals. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 457 or CULT 460. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 460.
ENGL 458 (3) Canadian Environmental Writing
Offers advanced study of ecocritical theory and its application to Canadian literature, including Indigenous authors. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level English.
ENGL 459 (3/9) d Major Authors of the 20th and 21st Centuries
The works of no more than three significant authors will be examined. Specific topics will be announced. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 462 (3/9) d 20th- and 21st-Century British Studies
Selected topics in British Studies. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 470 (3/9) d Canadian Studies
Examines Canadian cultural production and reception in relation to nationhood. Variations may focus on one or more of the following: genre, archives, region, period, cultural institutions, and criticism. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 471 (3/6) d Major Canadian Authors
A critical study of up to three authors. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 472 (3/9) d American Studies
What makes literature "American"? Is there a distinctive literary voice, style, author, or perspective that captures something unique and compelling about the American experience? Topics will vary from year to year. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 473 (3) Studies in Indigenous Literature and Criticism
Topics in Indigenous literature and criticism in North America, including particular periods and individual authors. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 473 or CULT 450. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 450.
ENGL 475 (3/6) d Topics in American Poetry
Study of particular topics, authors, and/or movements in American poetry.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 477 (3/9) d Literature and Science
Advanced critical analysis of engagement with science in contemporary literary texts. Focusing on a specific area of science, such as climate change, complexity theory, cognitive psychology, or genetic modification, the course seeks to build constructively critical relationships between disciplines. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 480 (3/9) d Studies in International Literature in English
Special topics, varying from year to year, including studies of individual authors, genres, and nations.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
ENGL 493 (3/9) d Topics in Popular Culture
Focus on media such as music, film, music video, television, advertising, and the Internet. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for ENGL 493, CULT 400, or any combination thereof. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 300-level ENGL.
Equivalency: CULT 400.
ENGL 495 (3/6) d Directed Studies
Students will undertake supervised research in a clearly-defined area. This research will lead to a major research paper.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing. Students must have a 72% average in all upper-level ENGL courses and a minimum of 15 credits of upper-level ENGL.
ENGL 497 (3/9) d Fourth-Year Seminar
A seminar in which students will research aspects of an assigned topic. Enrolment is limited to 15 students, and preference will be given to Honours English students. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the English Honours or Major program; a minimum grade average of 76% in at least 15 credits of upper-level ENGL courses; and permission of the unit.
ENGL 499 (6) Honours Essay
Prerequisite: Entry into the English Honours program.
ENGL 501 (3) Methodologies: Critical Theory
Examines critical and cultural theory and how it informs current practices of research.
ENGL 503 (3) Practices in the Profession of Literary Studies and Related Disciplines
Introduction to the profession's expectations, practices, and responsibilities. Pass/Fail.
ENGL 521 (3/9) d Topics in Historical Periods and Movements
ENGL 522 (3/9) d Topics in Genre Studies
ENGL 523 (3/9) d Topics in National/International Literatures and Culture
ENGL 524 (3/9) d Individual Author Studies
ENGL 525 (3/9) d Studies in Diversity and Identity
ENGL 531 (3/9) d Place and Power
ENGL 532 (3/9) d Culture and Location
ENGL 533 (3/9) d Narrating Place
ENGL 590 (9) Independent Research Paper
Under the direction of a qualified supervisor, the student will propose and write a publishable, article-length research paper (7,500 words) on a subject and body of texts of interest to the student. Required for all M.A. coursework students.
ENGL 599 (12) Master's Thesis
Under the direction of a qualified supervisor, the student will propose and write a 15,000 to 20,000-word thesis of publishable quality, addressing a subject and body of texts of interest to the student and supervisor. Required for all M.A. thesis students. Pass/Fail.

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